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A MILLION HAPPY NOWS: The Official Trailer Starring Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia!

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The tremendously talented Crystal Chappell has been hard at work over the last year and more on her first feature film for her company Open Book Productions company and Perfect Features.

The motion picture, A Million Happy Nows has been talked about on social media by Chappell and her team for quite some time, but Sunday night in conjunction with, and to support  CNN’s showing of the Glen Campbell biopic, “I’ll Be Me’, the trailer for A Million Happy Nows has been released!

A Million Happy Nows shares a common theme with the Glen Campbell film, shedding light on people struggling with the effects of  Alzheimer’s disease.  And for fans of Guiding Light’s Otalia, Venice the Series, and The Grove, it gives them a new vehicle to see the undeniable on-screen chemistry of longtime scene partners, Jessica Leccia and Crystal Chappell.

The synopsis for the new film reveals that Chappell stars in a role written specifically for her – that of actress Lainey Allen – who is tired of being sidelined for younger talent on the soap she has starred in for twenty years.  Coupled with finding it harder to retain her lines, she decides not to renew her contract, and she and her publicist and partner, Eva Morales (Jessica Leccia), move to a beach house overlooking the ocean on the Central California coast. The move highlights some small changes in Lainey’s personality – mild depression that Eva puts down to leaving the show. But when Lainey starts to forget more than can be attributed to stress, Eva insists on a visit to the doctor. A Million Happy Nows chronicles Lainey and Eva’s changing relationship as they struggle to deal with the diagnosis of Lainey’s Early Onset Alzheimer’s, the prospect of an indomitable woman’s future of dependence and her single support system – the woman who was once in awe of her, became everything to her, and will now look after her.

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The cast includes other soap opera notables including: Hillary B. Smith, Dan Gauthier, Robert Gant and more!  Now after the jump, watch the first official trailer of A Million Happy Nows and then let us know what you thought of it in the comment section below!

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su0000

I started watch the Glen Campbell doc on CNN
people struggling with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
ohh gezz that stuff is so depressing and I don’t want those thoughts in my head.
A horrible thing to have to think you might get that, I do not want to know that stuff..
I’d rather live and not think about Alzheimer’s ..
Seeing it is not a cool thing to see what could be.. I tuned out, quickly.

k/kay
k/kay

I agree it is not a pleasant situation that you really want to sit and watch saying that however I have a family member who was diagnosed last Sept takes no medication refuses to admit that they have it have moved three times since then we finally have them close to us. We are going to see a neurologist for a third consultation probably still won’t help if this web series can help one person understand what a horrible disease it is then my hat is off to them.

Patrick
Patrick

@su

I too am scared about this… I have the documentary recorded

I was raised by my grandparents…. my grandpa had to have had this…
this went untreated… he was of the mindset that he wouldn’t go to doctors or wouldn’t listen…. couldnt have

wow… to see someone degenerate… that’s in your heart

to wonder if this is hereditary… boggles

at ease helps

carry on

@K/kay… my sincere empathy… I hope for you and any one

the one character that comes to mind and tugged mightily

Laura Horton : played by the great… wish she was back …. with Bill
Jamie Lyn Bauer : LOVE HER to bits

Aden
Aden

Several things come to mind upon hearing that these two are acting in yet another project…things like the well has run dry….beating a dead horse….stick a fork in it….etc. We get it…for whatever reason, Otalia was a popular story for GL. Personally, I found watching two middle aged straight women becoming Lesbians quite unenjoyable to watch. Since then, these two actresses havent exactly had casting directors knocking their doors down…so they keep making these lesbian themed Web shows trying to capitalize on that popularity. Now this…Lesbians with dementia. I dont get it. Nothing against Lesbians, I know some great ones!! Its just…these two actresses, both claimimg to be straight, sure seem to enjoy playing lesbians and collecting a paycheque from primarily that audience. Branch out…try something new. You have been trotting out the same stuff for over 6 years. Surprise us!!

Jamie
Jamie

Clearly you’ve never heard of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, Spencer Tracy and Kate Hepburn!!!! Maybe you should understand the medium your talking about before you criticize!!! Why don’t you go to the movies, I’m sure Dum and Dummer is playing somewhere!

Aden
Aden

Um…I want 1500 milligrams of whatever youre on!!

Teresa
Teresa

Aden,
It seems as though you know quite a bit about these two, from ‘Guiding Light’ > ‘Otalia’ > to ‘Venice’ and to ‘Many Happy Nows’.
I find it a bit disconcerting for someone who finds ‘watching two middle aged straight women becoming Lesbians quite unenjoyable’ only to watch ‘yet another project’ from them. If the ‘well has run dry’ for you, find another well. As for putting ‘a fork in it’, be careful you might bleed to death. I hope the drugs you requested help you with ‘Your Denial’.

in…4 3 2 Action!

Jamie
Jamie

I can’t wait for this film to be released!!!! I am the caretaker of someone going through this. We need as much attention drawn to this as possible. There can’t be a cure until they find out what causes it.

k/kay
k/kay

Rent the movie if you have not already Sill Alice I watched three times the book and the movie helped a lot our biggest problem is my sister is in DENIAL the word Alzheimer’s is a dirty word. Good luck to you it is tough .

k/kay
k/kay

Still Alice

Maria
Maria

Looking forward to watching this movie. I watched the Glen Campbell show. Very sad to see this happen to any individual. Glad the writer developed this story with the ladies in mind. I never get tired of these two actresses.

dmc
dmc

The trailer makes you laugh and cry in less the 3 minutes. The chemistry between Chappell and Leccia bring out the caring, patience and love needed to stay with and watch someone with early onset Alzheimer’s keep moving forward while not knowing when or what the future might hold. Regardless of the relationships involved this issue impacts all types of individuals all in the same way – it does not discriminate.

Lisa Taylor
Lisa Taylor

Looks like a really great story, can’t wait to see it in theatres! I hope it does well.

Judy
Judy

When is the release date! Can’t wait to see the movie

Tara Proctor
Tara Proctor

The trailer is fab and i can’t wait for the film to come out.
Please let me know when the release date is as i will definitely be purchasing a copy.
Many thanks, Tara

adele casoria
adele casoria

cc and jl are actresses and if they cater to the lesbian audience so what,i love when homophobes say ‘I’m not against gays,i have a lot of gay friends’ but, bulls##t if it troubles you to watch these very fine actresses work don’t watch, you have a choice.and you don’t speak for the thousands of people gay and straight who enjoy anything these ladies undertake

Jan Newberry
Jan Newberry

When will we be able to watch the full movi

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Y&R, AMC and GL Alum, Jeff Branson Featured In New AppleTV+ Drama, ‘For All Mankind’

Daytime Emmy winner, Jeff Branson is featured in a new drama coming your way on the new AppleTV+ platform.  Branson takes on the role of famous astronaut Neil Armstrong in For All Mankind.

At the epicenter of the story is NASA and the Soviet space program as they square off in the space race of the 1970s.  But this has a twist, America has lost the race and tensions boil over between the two nations.

The main focus in the series is the lives of the astronauts and the personal and professional relationships they encounter. For All Mankind presents an aspirational world where NASA and the space program remained a priority and a focal point of our hopes and dreams.

Branson is fondly remembered in soapland for his performances as Ronan Malloy on The Young and the Restless, Jonathan Randall on All My Children, and Shayne Lewis on Guiding Light.

For All Mankind is created by Emmy Award winner Ronald D. Moore (Outlander, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica), Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi.

In addition to Branson the cast includes: Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Wrenn Schmidt, Shantel VanSanten, Sarah Jones and Jodi Balfour. General Hospital’s Jason David (Aiden Spencer) also appears in the series.

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Watch the teaser for the series and interviews with some of the cast including: what Branson had to share about playing Neil Armstrong below.

Then let us know, would you love to see Jeff back on the soaps? Will you be checking out the new streaming service featuring For All Mankind and check out Jeff’s performances? Comment below.

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Crystal Hunt and Donna Mills Headline New PureFlix Streaming Comedy Series, ‘Mood Swings’

Four generations of women are thrown together by circumstance to live under one roof and survive in Los Angeles in the new comedy series Mood Swings set to kick-off on October 24th on streaming service Pure Flix (www.PureFlix.com). New episodes will be released every Thursday for eight weeks.

Some very notable soap opera faces are featured in the cast.  Chief among them is former OLTL and GL star, Crystal Hunt, who also serves as the creator and executive producer of the comedy.

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In addition to Hunt, none other than Knots Landing and General Hospital favorite, Donna Mills is along for the comedy ride as Hunt’s mother.. Hunt and Mills first worked together on the defunct reality series, Queens of Drama.

Joining Hunt and Mills and rounding out the cast are: Robin Riker (Ex-B&B and GH), Sophia Gasca (Ballers), Christina DeRosa (Bad Moms), Scott Bailey (Ex -GL and currently, The Bay,) and Jason Earles (Hannah Montana).  Plus, Dyan Cannon plays Hunt’s aunt in Mood Swings.

According to the loglines for the series: “Newly divorced from her mega-successful, controlling and philandering husband Jonathan (Bailey), Farrah (Hunt) is awarded the couple’s Malibu mansion along with an enormous mortgage and minimal financial support to take care of herself and 8-year-old son Ryder. Recognizing she needs an income, yet having no work experience whatsoever, Farah decides to rent out rooms in her house in order to pay the bills. After placing an ad on Craigslist for female roommates, enter Coco (Riker), a disgruntled working woman; Dani (DeRosa), a fiery Canadian-Italian culinary wizard and hopeful Hollywood actress; and Emilia (Gasca), an enigmatic Dominican entrepreneur trying to get U.S. citizenship.  Farrah’s live-in not-so-handy handyman Angel (Earles) adds even more comedic moments to the show as he both struggles and enjoys being the only adult male in the household. While all the women come from different backgrounds and generations, they are brought together by unforeseen circumstances and what ensues is a wild and hysterical ride full of laughs.”

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In a statement on the launch of the streaming series, Hunt expressed: “We felt there was a need for a great female ensemble comedy.  Right now, you can only watch reruns of shows like ‘Golden Girls’ and ‘Designing Women’ to enjoy a female-driven show. Our thinking was to embrace the legacy of these programs while adding a modern twist.”

Look for new episodes of Mood Swings to be released every Thursday for eight weeks starting with the October 24th debut. And, check out the trailer for the series below.

PureFlix.com is a destination for the faith, family-friendly and wholesome entertainment that’s now available on any device anytime, anywhere throughout the United States and Canada.

So what do you think of the premise of Mood Swings? Will you be checking out some of these soapy notables in their new comedy roles? Comment below.

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‘Beacon Hill’ Prepping Its Long-Awaited Season Two Featuring Soap Notables

A few years back, Beacon Hill was one of the most talked about web series for its soapy cast and bringing same-sex romance, political scandal and familial drama to the table.  And now, it appears after a four year wait\ the creators and the cast are ready to go back into production for its second season.

In order to do that, the producers are driving a crowdfunding campaign via IndieGoGo to raise funds to make their planned production a reality.

Guiding Light and Venice favorite, Crystal Chappell is once again returning in role of “Claire”, along with these daytime fan favorites: Alicia Minshew, Melissa Archer, Ron Raines, John-Paul Lavoisier, Ricky Paull Goldin, Scott Bryce, Tina Sloan, Louise Sorel and the new additions to the cast: Nadia Bjorlin, Jacob Young, Hillary B. Smith, and Marem Hassler who takes over the key role of “Katherine” from Sarah Brown.

The series promises longer episodes than season one, and it will finally deliver to fans the reveal of that cliffhanger: “Who is at the damn door?”

As of Sunday night, there are 43 days left to donate to the fund to help make Beacon Hill second two come to life so they can shoot the series in New England.

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Check out this video below from Chappell and company that was released over the weekend.

So, would you like to see season 2 of Beacon Hill? Comment below.

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